With low vacancy rates, exorbitant rents and a genuine affordability crisis, you’d think responsible strata councils would want to do everything they could to ensure they weren’t contributing to the mess. In the case of our last strata, you’d be wrong.
Previously, I wrote about my new job and our decision to move to Victoria. Since then, we’ve sold our condo (faster and for more than expected), moved all our stuff over many many U-haul ferry trips, and life has finally almost returned to normal.
I didn’t bother doing a year-end wrap up blog post for 2018. I haven’t been journalling much at all, and it was a pretty quiet year for the most part. Plus, those kinds of posts have always felt forced, as if I should have something profound to say as the … Read more
I was a little surprised to receive an email (right) from Vancouver mayoralty candidate Kennedy Stewart’s campaign manager, Neil Monckton, in the wee hours of October 11th. In it he referenced a tweet of mine, said that it was “both factually wrong and damaging to Mr Stewart’s reputation” and wanted … Read more
It’s municipal election time in Vancouver again, and this one is considerably different than most recent elections. For the past ten years, Vancouver has been led by Vision Vancouver, a centre-left municipal party with historical ties to the provincial NDP. For all the good they’ve done for community centres and … Read more